adverb Date: 1703 in an exceptional manner ; to an exceptional degree; especially more than average or usual <
an exceptionally difficult task

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  • exceptionally — exceptional UK US /ɪkˈsepʃənəl/ adjective ► unusual; not what happens regularly or is expected: »The industry is anxious to stress that this is an exceptional case. »These are exceptional circumstances. in exceptional circumstances/cases »This… …   Financial and business terms

  • exceptionally — ex|cep|tion|al|ly [ıkˈsepʃənəli] adv [+ adjective/adverb] extremely = ↑outstandingly ▪ She defended her position exceptionally well. ▪ an exceptionally talented player …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • exceptionally — adverb (+ adj/adv) used to emphasize a quality that you are describing: She defended her position exceptionally well. | an exceptionally talented player …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • exceptionally — UK [ɪkˈsepʃ(ə)nəlɪ] / US [ɪkˈsepʃənlɪ] adverb 1) extremely: used for emphasizing that something is not what you would normally expect The weather s been exceptionally mild. 2) in a way that is different from what happens in other cases or… …   English dictionary

  • exceptionally — adv. Exceptionally is used with these adjectives: ↑beautiful, ↑brave, ↑bright, ↑busy, ↑complex, ↑diverse, ↑easy, ↑fast, ↑favourable, ↑fine, ↑friendly, ↑gifted …   Collocations dictionary

  • exceptionally — exceptional ► ADJECTIVE 1) unusual; not typical. 2) unusually good. DERIVATIVES exceptionally adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • exceptionally — adverb to an exceptional degree (Freq. 2) it worked exceptionally well • Derived from adjective: ↑exceptional …   Useful english dictionary

  • Exceptionally — Exceptional Ex*cep tion*al, a. [Cf. F. exceptionnel.] Forming an exception; not ordinary; uncommon; rare; hence, better than the average; superior. Lyell. [1913 Webster] This particular spot had exceptional advantages. Jowett (Th. ) {Ex*cep… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exceptionally — See exceptionality. * * * …   Universalium

  • exceptionally — adverb To an unusual, remarkable or exceptional degree …   Wiktionary

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